Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez

Las Cruces Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, February 11, 2024

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez

We know from the Holy Scriptures that Peace Officers have a sacred task to enforce the laws of the land to protect the innocent and punish the guilty:

"For the policeman [Peace Officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him [her]. So, if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [Peace Officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [she] will have you punished. He [She] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13: 3-5 TLB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Christian Clergy
Independent Christian Law Enforcement Chaplain
Member: Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers - USA

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

April 17, 2024

Your selfless service to your community inspires us all, and your sacrifice reminds us to be ever vigilant against the dangers around us. Your killer should not have been allowed to walk the streets.

You will not be forgotten and the impact you left upon the people you served will live on long beyond your time here on earth.

RIP brother, we have the watch from here.

Officer John Morley
U.S. Navy Police

April 5, 2024

Thank you for your sacrifice and service brother. You will never be forgotten and will be forever missed. This world is better for the fingerprint you left on it. Prayers to your family and co-workers.

LT. Tom Larsen
Ormond Beach Police Dept.
Ormond Beach, FL

April 1, 2024

RIP Brother.

Former Leo

March 18, 2024

I have watched thousands of body camera over my young life. All deaths in the line of duty are heart wrenching but this one is one that I will never ever get out of my mind. I am headed to the police academy in July in my state. I want to be like Officer Jonah. He was there to help and de escalate yet was bludgeoned to death by an evil and sadistic monster. Officer Jonah was a very good looking man and served with honor and distinction. Taken way too early. Rest in Power. I have prayed daily often more than once for his wife and children and the hero Samaritan. My fervent wish is that they all are able to heal with time and cherish the memories of this journey called life.

Cory C.
Police Cadet

March 17, 2024

I am a Police Officer

Ofc Fannin
Grandview Heights

March 7, 2024

This tragedy is definitely being mourned in Denver, Colorado at this very moment! I pray for the family and friends of Jonah Hernandez. I am so very sorry for the loss.

Sergeant D. Abeyta Sr

March 6, 2024

Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here.

Officer Modena
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

March 6, 2024

RIP brother.

Scotch Plains Police Dept

March 5, 2024

With a heavy heart and emotions flowing… I wish you rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service to your community. May God welcome you and receive you. We got it from here, no more tears or pain you are in a better place. To his family all I can say is thank you for having been a part of such a noble man’s life. We love you as well and are in our prayers.

Detention Deputy J Rodríguez
Broward Sheriffs Office

March 5, 2024

Rest easy brother.

Cpl. Gavin Headley
Elkhart, IN Police Department

March 5, 2024

Thank you for all you did. Awful circumstances for all involved.

God Bless you and your family


March 3, 2024

May the Family and Colleagues find Solace in the Memories of Patrol OfficerJonah Hernandez's Unwavering Commitment to keep us Safe and may the Legacy of his Sacrifice Inspire future generations of Law Enforcement to continue the Noble Pursuit of Justice and Peace!
God Bless the Family and Colleagues

Survivor / Wife Chrisy Henderson
Polk County Sheriff’s Office GA. S-6

March 1, 2024

Rest Easy

Paulina Hijar Family Of 4928

February 27, 2024

To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Jonah Hernandez; My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that Jonah was welcomed with open arms to a very special place.

God's Speed Jonah!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

February 22, 2024

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

February 20, 2024

God rest your soul and give peace to your family and friends.

Steve Yount
Anchorage, KY PD

February 19, 2024

Rest in peace Brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

February 18, 2024

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

February 18, 2024

RIP Officer Hernandez. Thank you for your years of service. So thankful for the actions of the witness. May God receive you into His Heavenly Kingdom and comfort and bless your family and loved ones.

Deputy Sheriff (Ret) Glen Allison
Tarrant County S.O. Ft Worth, Texas

February 18, 2024

This is a very tragic loss and my sincere sympathies to the family and co-workers of Officer Jonah Hernandez. It is a reminder that our law enforcement officers fight a battle every day, and some unfortunately pay the ultimate price.

Officer Hernandez was clearly a cop's cop, a man who took on adversaries without hesitation. Even the way he positioned a small flashlight on his lapel speaks volumes to his preparation and commitment to the job. Men like him are difficult to replace.

Officer Jonah Hernandez is an American hero, and he will not be forgotten.

Sgt. James Mair
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept (Ret.) and Denver Police Dept (Ret.)

February 17, 2024

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

RIP too close to home ...........

E.C.Proft Chief Criminal Deputy (Retired)
Island County Sheriff's Office

February 16, 2024

May you rest in peace Officer Hernandez. You served your community with loyality and dedication. I hope the community remembers your sacrifice trying to preserve the peace. May God bless you and your family and may he watch over them during this difficult time.

Lt. Guillermo Ortiz (#1032)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police (North Texas)

February 16, 2024

Rest In Peace Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez! Thank you for your 2 years of service with the Las Cruces Police Department, in New Mexico. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and your friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your two sons and your friends during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers also go out to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Eddie & Kelly King

February 16, 2024

May The Lord put his healing hands on his wife and children. Thank you for your service brother!!! God Speed!!

Retired Sgt. BCSO S-29
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department

February 15, 2024

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